Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage Jerry's Nugget ~ Las Vegas, Nevada (Very Northend Of the Strip)

In Tobacciana > Matchbooks > Show & Tell.
MisterEsoteric's loves10 of 128Who made this movement?ERZSI & OTTO - January 22 1902.
6
Love it
0
Like it

MisterEsotericMisterEsoteric loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
geo26egeo26e loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    tom61375
    (433 items)

    As a young teen growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Strip or Downtown never did much for me. But Jerry's Nugget, Silver Nugget, Poker Palace (considered "Local Casinos" back in the day) have always been iconic to me. Anyhow, below are some F.Y.I.'s & interesting reads about the place this book of matches represents.

    Jerry's Nugget was founded in 1964 by Jerry Lodge and Jerry Stamis and was originally the site of the Town House Bar. In 1968, both Lodge and Stamis bought the Bonanza Club, located across the street from Jerry's Nugget. The acquisition meant moving the casino to its new location and 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of added space. Today, Jerry's Nugget expands over 95,000 square feet (8,800 m2) and features a race and sports book, keno lounge, table games area and slot floor. In 2008, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reinstated the gaming license for executive owner, Angelo Stamis. He was the first person approved by the board to have a gaming license restored. Lender U.S. Bank filed a lawsuit in March 2012 asking for a receiver to be installed after Jerry's Nugget defaulted on payments on a $3.6 million loan. After months of talks failed to produce an agreement, the casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August. Jerry's Nugget Casino reemerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in March of 2014. Third generation operators, Jeremy and Joseph Stamis acquired the company and continue to operate it. The company celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014.

    logo
    Matchbooks
    See all
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook Full Unstruck Pin Up Make Like They Use To
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook...
    $6
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook Full Unstruck Pin Up See an Optometrist
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook...
    $6
    MAKE IT HOT FOR HITLER & BUY WAR BONDS TWO HITLER FEATURE MATCHBOOKS UNUSED RARE
    MAKE IT HOT FOR HITLER & BUY WAR BO...
    $76
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook Full Unstruck Pin Up Pappy on Liquid Diet
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook...
    $6
    logo
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook Full Unstruck Pin Up Make Like They Use To
    Vintage Girl Front Strike Matchbook...
    $6
    See all

    Comments

    1. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you geo26e! =)
    2. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect! =)
    3. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6! =)
    4. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50! =)
    5. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you Phil! =)
    6. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85! =)
    7. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you pops52! =)
    8. MisterEsoteric MisterEsoteric, 6 years ago
      In commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 2014, the Jerry's Nugget family offered to pay to fully restore their original Jerry's sign that was unrestored in the Neon Museum boneyard. The museum agreed, and $38,000 later, the sign is now beautifully restored and on display in the main courtyard of the museum. It is still the oldest continuously operating family owned casino in the city.

      Thanks for posting & Happy New Year!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.